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Steh auf Berlin

German industrial band, Einstürzende Neubauten, kick-started my fascination for industrial, noise and experimental music back in high school. EN incorporated nontraditional materials (e.g., power tools and shopping carts) with custom-made instruments, which helped to instill an element of dangerous experimentation into their onstage performances in the 80s. Whenever I listen to this album, images of the Battle of Berlin (and the Battle of Stalingrad) come to mind.

Lead vocals for EN, Blixa Bargeld c. 1980s.

Footage of the Battle of Berlin, the final battle that put an end to the Nazi regime. So many millions killed by the insanity of so few.

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